Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects over 16 million people in the United States, making it the third leading cause of death in the country.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects over 16 million people in the United States, making it the third leading cause of death in the country. COPD obstructs airflow from the lungs, which causes breathing difficulties. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are two common conditions of this disease. Chronic bronchitis is when there’s inflammation of the bronchial […]

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30 million Americans are living with diabetes.

In the United States over 30 million Americans are living with diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that results when there is high elevated amount of glucose in the blood, also known as high blood sugar. This happens when the body does not process food properly to be used as energy. The pancreas of someone […]

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a medical condition that affects the attention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness in millions of children. Children with ADHD tend to be easily distracted, hyperactive- always moving around, and have impulsive behavior where they interrupt others. If not diagnosed at an early age ADHD can continue into adulthood. The symptoms can […]

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Breast Cancer

In the United States, 1 of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer along with over 2,000 men. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in women, making it the leading cause of cancer death among them. The symptoms of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple, […]

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I was diagnosed with Lupus, I am nervous – Can I get a second opinion?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks healthy cells by mistake, which eventually damages many parts of your body. The symptoms you might experience include malar rash, extreme fatigue, joint swelling, and fever. Lupus is most common in women between the ages of 15 and 44. Recently, Hollywood celebrities, like Selena […]

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Should I Get a Second Opinion if I have Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a disorder that is affecting 1 in 10 people worldwide. It is an autoimmune disorder in which the small intestine is very sensitive to gluten, which ultimately leads to a difficulty digesting food. It can develop at any age if you have consumed foods or medicines that contain gluten. If you have […]

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I was diagnosed with depression… was my doctor right?

In the USA, one in five adults suffer from a mental health condition. Mental health is the emotional, psychological, and social well-being that affects how we think, feel, and act. There are many different types of mental health conditions, including anxiety disorder, behavioral disorder, and personality disorders. Factors that might contribute to this are biological, […]

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I have been diagnosed with Melanoma… what can I do now?

Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer causing more than 1 million Americans to suffer from it, and it develops when the cells that produce pigment become cancerous. We are exposed to the UV rays on a daily basis, and for the most part, do not realize that we might be victims of […]

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